Studio Scale GOLD 5 Y-Wing by Lee Ralph

Greetings all.

Following on from my Red 3 build, i would like to now show you my newest addition. My Gold 5 studio scale Y wing.

The model is derived from originally, a Nice-N Model Designs Red Jammer kit. While Steve and Co, did a fantastic job on this model, my aspirations lay elsewhere. So many parts were added, and i went about scratch building new engines and other ancillaries. So she has ended up a real hybrid of parts.

I decided to originally convert this model to the Gold Leader variant, but after spending some considerable time doing this, better pictures of Gold 5 surfaced in a recent Japanese StarWars publication.

I went about tearing off all my toil, and re-configuring the model somewhat closer to this destroyed Pyro designated model. While this new reference gave me so much, it also teased me in its hues and tones, so with the new pictures on hand, and the much known ILM “table pictures” i went about making a happy medium of both sets of reference.

The model is painted once again in Floquil Enamel paints, adjusted to be somewhat closer to the lacquer hues used back in the wonder years, and also to match closer to what the new reference depicted.

Many decals were added, but sadly they are just close eyeballs, as again, the pictures made this part of the ID tricky for me.
Still much to learn on my photography skills, but I hope you all enjoy the pictures. I plan someday when another Y wing model can be acquired, to paint the Ladd Y…..and further improve on past works.

Best Regards…..Lee



Lee Ralph



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